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A Timeline: George Papadopoulos' Ties To Russian Agents06:02
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In this photo from President Trump's Twitter account, George Papadopoulos, third from left, sits at a table with then-candidate Trump and others at what is labeled at a national security meeting in Washington that was posted on March 31, 2016. Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide belittled by the White House as a low-level volunteer was thrust on Oct. 30, 2017, to the center of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, providing evidence in the first criminal case that connects Trump’s team and intermediaries for Russia seeking to interfere in the campaign. (Donald Trump's Twitter account via AP)
In this photo from President Trump's Twitter account, George Papadopoulos, third from left, sits at a table with then-candidate Trump and others at what is labeled at a national security meeting in Washington that was posted on March 31, 2016. Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide belittled by the White House as a low-level volunteer was thrust on Oct. 30, 2017, to the center of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, providing evidence in the first criminal case that connects Trump’s team and intermediaries for Russia seeking to interfere in the campaign. (Donald Trump's Twitter account via AP)
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While many speculated that former Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort would be among those charged in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, the announcement that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russia ties took many by surprise.

Documents unsealed by the FBI show that Papadopoulos admitted he was contacted by Russian agents immediately after being tapped by Trump. So what did he know? And when? Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Washington Post reporter Philip Bump (@pbump).

This segment aired on October 31, 2017.

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